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  9th Infantry Division
The 9th Infantry Division was constituted 1 August 1940 at Fort Bragg, NC.
In the fall of 1956 the 9th was rotated to Ft. Carson, Colorado.
The 9th Infantry Division arrived in Vietnam on 16 December 1966 from Ft Riley, KS and departed Vietnam for Ft Lewis, WA on 27 August 1969.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/9id.htm   (947 words)

 9th Division AIF; Tobruk and El Alamein
The 9th Division was first formed in the United Kingdom during 1940, using one of the 6th Division units, the 18th Brigade, as its core.
The 9th Division, along with a New Zealand, a South African, an Indian and a British division, grouped as the 30th Corps, formed the main attack in the north.
The balance of the 9th Division (the 20th and 24th Brigades) went ashore at Labuan Island and Brunei on the north-west coast of Borneo on 10 June 1945.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-conflicts-periods/ww2/pages-2aif-cmf/9-div-aif.htm   (1202 words)

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For the Iwo Jima campaign, the 9th was not 9 scheduled to land with the assault forces as it had done at Bougainville and Guam; instead, V Amphibious Corps commander had selected it to form part of the floating reserve.
The 9th had completed its training and was preparing to engage in the final rehearsal, when the atomic bomb and the unconditional surrender of the Japanese made the last assault unnecessary.
During the remainder of its stay in Japan, the 9th with other elements of the 3d Marine Division was constantly undergoing intensive training in amphibious and land warfare in fulfillment of its role as a ready force for the Far East Command.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/usmchist/9th67.txt   (9982 words)

 9th (Scottish) Division - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 9th (Scottish) Division, was one of the Kitchener's Army divisionss raised from volunteers by Lord Kitchener to serve on the Western Front during the Great War.
In the Battle of Loos, notable for being the first battle in which British forces used poison gas, the 9th (Scottish) Division assaulted the Hohenzollern Redoubt, the 5th Camerons suffered horrific casualties, and Corporal J. Pollock gained a Victoria Cross for his actions.
Notably it relieved the 30th Division at Montauban and later attacked German positions at Bernafay Wood, where it succeeded in capturing vital objectives and forcing a German withdrawal.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /9/9t/9th__scottish__division.html   (341 words)

 Bandido Charlie Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Division on 17 November, 1917 and remained with that division throughout World War I. The regiment sailed for France on 4 April 1918 and during the war participated in four campaigns, including St. Mihiel, the first American Offensive, Alsace and Lorraine.
Division and the Regiment quickly attained a reputation of excellence, and as a result, the division was earmarked to participate in the first combat operation against the Germans of World War II---the assault landing in North Africa.
Division was re-activated and along with her the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th.
www.angelfire.com /ok2/bandido1/history.html   (14395 words)

 HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Cross Channel Invasion [Chapter 10]
The 82d Airborne Division was assigned the southern part of the 90th Division's original attack zone with an axis of advance along the Pont l'Abbé--St. Sauveur-le Vicomte road; the 9th Division in the northern half of the zone would attack toward Ste.
The main effort of the 9th Division on 17 June was to be made by the 60th Infantry, attacking through Néhou to capture Hills 145 and 133 dominating the west coast in the 9th Division zone.
The 9th Division, relieved of defense of the ground it had won in the drive across the peninsula, began to regroup for the attack on Cherbourg in conjunction with the 79th and 4th Divisions.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USA/USA-E-XChannel/USA-E-XChannel-10.html   (20748 words)

 Paul's 9th Infantry Division -History and Honors
The Octofoil shoulder patch of the 9th Infantry Division dates from the 15th Century when it was customary for each son in a family to have an individual mark of distinction.
The 9th Infantry Division arrived in Vietnam on 16 Dec 66 from Ft Riley, KS and departed Vietnam for Ft Lewis, WA on 27 Aug 69.
The division fought in North Africa, Sicily, Normandy, and in the vicinity of Aachen.
www.angelfire.com /nc2/VietnamVet/history   (1187 words)

 Combined Arms Research Library
By 10 April 1941, the garrison at Tobruk consisted of the 9th Australian Division with its three brigades of infantry-the 20th, 24th, and 26th-together with the 18th Brigade of the 7th Australian Division and several thousand British and Indian troops.
The 5th Division, consequently, had only three-quarters of its allocated motor transport and was short some 50 tanks of the 200 authorized to it.
Streich's 5th Light Division, the main assault force, was in the south on both sides of the El Adem road opposite the 20th Brigade.
www-cgsc.army.mil /carl/resources/csi/miller/miller.asp   (15898 words)

 Virtual Wall - Larry Lucas, SGT, Army, Sheridan AR, 18Apr69 26W001
The 9th Division unit was sent to Wunder Beach, 15 miles south of the DMZ, making it the northern-most 9th Division unit.
Unique is the fact that the bulk of the 9th Division remained in the Mekong Delta south of Saigon.
While the men wore the 9th Division patch, they fought with many other divisional elements in the northern provinces, including the 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions, the 5th Infantry Division (Mech), the 101st Airborne, and the 1st Air Cavalry.
www.virtualwall.org /dl/LucasLJ01a.htm   (312 words)

 Australian Military Units
The 9th Australian Division was the fourth AIF division formed for service in the Second World War.
Originally consisting of the two AIF Brigades serving in the United Kingdom during 1940 - the 18th and 25th - the division was reorganised in the Middle East in February 1941 to include the 24th, 26th and 28th Brigades.
The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War - the Siege of Tobruk in 1941, the El Alamein battles in 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea in 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo in 1945.
www.awm.gov.au /units/unit_13042.asp   (130 words)

 Combat Chronicle- 9th Armored Division
The 9th Armored Division landed in Normandy late in September 1944, and first went into line, 23 October, on patrol duty in a quiet sector along the Luxembourg-German frontier.
The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen was found intact, and was seized by elements of the 9th Armored minutes before demolition charges were set to explode on 7 March 1945.
The Division exploited the bridgehead, moving south and east across the Lahn River toward Limburg, where thousands of Allied prisoners were liberated.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/lineage/cc/009ad.htm   (432 words)

 Steves' Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John W. L e o n a r d, joined the "immortals" of military history March 7, 1945, by its spectacular capture of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen and its subsequent swift establishment of the first Allied foothold east of the Rhine.
The patch with the big "A" is the patch for the Third Army which the 9th Armored Division was attached to for part of the war.
If you know of someone that was in the Ninth Armored Division or have pictures of the Ninth that you would like to see posted, please email me with the specifics.
www.mindspring.com /~sgasque/army/army.htm   (360 words)

 9th Infantry Division
Pictures below are of the 9th ID at Rockford, fall 03 and storming the beach at the Michigan City IN D-Day reenacment.
The 9th is looking for new unit members that have an interest in the events and history of World War II.
The U.S. 9th Infantry Division, 60th Regiment is an officially chartered and recognized unit of the WWII Historical Re-Enactment Society Inc.
members.tripod.com /ninthreenactors/ninth1.html   (564 words)

 9th Infantry Division - 9th Military Police Company
Major General Louis Craig, 9th Infantry Division Commander, ordered his Provost Marshal, Major Clair Hull Thurston, to move his military police ahead of the division to reconnoiter the best route and provide security to the bridge until the division arrived.
By March 17, three divisions had crossed the bridge at Temagen and the 9th Military Police Company was ordered to return to its division which was rapidly advancing into Germany.
The operation began at precisely 1800 hours on 11 September 1967, as the thundering sound of helicopters, tanks, and armored personnel carriers brought the 9th Infantry Division's MP contingent into the staging area.
www.oldreliable.org /9mpco.html   (578 words)

 Military History 9th Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 9th Infantry Division's Vietnam history began February 1, 1966, when the "Old Reliables" became the first division to be organized, equipped, and trained for deployment to an overseas combat theatre since World War II.
A month later, the 9th Division established a permanent base camp at Dong Tam, 15 miles southwest of Tan An, and began their historic confrontation with main force of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars in the Mekong Delta.
He was sure that this last representative of the 9th Infantry Division would not falter in upholding a fine tradition that was begun in 1918.
members.cox.net /c-mccammon/milhist.htm   (586 words)

 Octofoil webring
This web ring is for individuals who were in the 9th Infantry Division, attached to the 9th Infantry Division, or had anything to do with the 9th Infantry Division at any time during it's existance.
9th Infantry Division web site, home of the 9th Division e-Association with a roster for the 9th Veteran to sign up on and help locate buddies, place stories, photos, chat, sign guest book, get help, reunion information, and many links to all other 9th sites.
This LZ is for Aviators and enlisted crew members who served in Vietnam with the 9th Aviation Battalion, 9th Infantry Division.
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 9th Division History
The division then landed at Palermo in Sicily that August and was later sent to England for the impending cross-channel invasion of France.
The 9th Division landed in Normandy 10 June 1944, cutting off the Cotentin Pensinsula and assisting in the capture of fortified Cherbourg.
On 1 February 1966, however, the division was re-raised at Fort Riley, KS.
www.mrfa2.org /9thDivHistory.htm   (459 words)

 9th Division Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many units of the 9th Division have no individual unit web sites to display their information on.
This web site is exclusively dedicated to each individual man and woman that served in the Division, and/or those who don't have a unit association to join or unit web site to display their photos or information on.
This is a place for individual Veterans of the 9th Infantry Division to show and tell what they endured and accomplished.
9thinfantrydivision.bravepages.com /mission.htm   (180 words)

 9th Fighter Division
The 9th Fighter Division was established in December 1950 at Jilin and was initially comprised of the 25th and 27th regiments.
In September 1955 the division was inactivated and its aircraft were transferred to the PLANAF and activated as the 5th Division.
In March 1956 the 9th Division was reestablished.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/china/9fd.htm   (155 words)

 9th Division Black Panthers
Among Opconed Units; 1st Division, 4th Division, 25th Division, 503rd Infantry, RVN Infantry, 1/11th Armor, 3/5 Calvary, Korean Tigers, and Australian Mechanized.
The 9th Division casualty figure for 1966 to 1969 was 2,624.
This is the time period I was with the 9th Division Black Panthers.
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 9th ID Personal Accounts -- Goldsmith
I agree with Col. David Hacksworth that the grunts of the 9th Division probably endured the worst combat environs of any U,S. Army division in the twentieth century.
I really believe that the 9th Division is unrecognized for their heroics and sacrifices during Tet '68.
I really hope that the men of the 9th Division who read this can shed more light on what happened to the 3rd/39th at Ben Tre.
www.oldreliable.org /accounts/goldsmith.html   (633 words)

 9th Gebirgsjager Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is most likely a result of the late stage the War was in when the move was made to create the 9th Division and the chaos the must have existed in the Wehrmacht and Heer at the time.
As was stated, the 9th Gebirgsjager Division never really existed, although refrence seems to have been made to two units as being the 9th Gebirgsjager Division in late 1945.
The first unit called the 9th was Division Nord and it was supposedly formed from Divisonal Group Krautler that was serving in Norway at the time.
www.feldgrau.com /9hg.html   (359 words)

 9th Infantry Division
GI's from the 9th Infantry Division in the streets of Cherbourg atop a captured Axis tank on June 28, 1944.
After two years of intensive training the 9th Division was combat read by the fall of 1942 and was redesignated the 9th Infantry Division.
It was after the divisions performance during the Battle of the Bulge that it was nicknamed "Old Reliables".
9thinfdivsociety.org /wwii.html   (871 words)

The division insignia is a red-and-blue octofoil—a design of eight petals—with a white center.
The octofoil, based upon the rules of the 15th Century, was the mark of the ninth son.
Red and blue are designating colors of an Infantry division headquarters flag; white is for the numbers used in divisional flags.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/documents/eto-ob/9ID-ETO.htm   (839 words)

 9th Infantry Division Bookshelf
After this baptism of fire, the division is instrumental in the capture of Sicily.
His 9th Infantry Division duty assignment was the 9th Medical Battalion but he had come to Vietnam to see combat.
The stories of naval personnel performing routine surveillance of coastal waters or engaged in the terror of close quarter combat on the muddy waters of the Mekong Delta paint a picture of the war in Vietnam that is often overlooked.
www.oldreliable.org /bookshelf.html   (1570 words)

 9th Division - WWII Living History
The veteran American 9th Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., received official credit for breaking through to the west coast of the Cherbourg Peninsula and cutting off more than 25,000 Germans from the main body of enemy troops in France.
The 9th Division scored this first big victory of the Normandy campaign after the drive to isolate Cherbourg had been started by the 82d and 101st Airborne Division and the 4th Division.
he 47th Infantry Regiment was formed with the intention of preserving not only the artifacts of World War II and the 9th Infantry Division, but also the memory of the common soldier who bore the brunt of the fighting.
members.tripod.com /oldreliable9_47   (511 words)

 Australian 9th Division -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"My God, I wish we had [the] 9th Australian Division with us this morning." Major-General Francis de Guingaund, Chief of Staff, (Click link for more info and facts about Allied Land-force Headquarters Europe) Allied Land-force Headquarters Europe, (Day of the allied landing in France, World War II) D-Day, 1944.
The division was raised from (A permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state) regular army units and volunteer infantry brigades, from October 1940 onwards.
20th Australian Infantry Brigade — from (Click link for more info and facts about 7th Division) 7th Division, 1941.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/au/australian_9th_division.htm   (354 words)

 9th Infantry Division categories
We are also looking for Information on various units who were part of the 9th or supported us.
On 15 July 1947, Fort Dix became a basic training center and the home of the 9th Infantry Division.
In April 1954, the 9th Division was transferred to Europe
www.9thinfdivsociety.org   (233 words)

 9 DIV on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Officially formed on 1 Oct 1978, 9th Singapore Division (9 Div) is no longer solely a 'reservist' Division, but comprises both active soldiers and NSmen.
The Division continues to forge ahead to remain a force to be reckoned with.
All panthers endeavour to be ahead of all potential foes.
www.mindef.gov.sg /army/9div_index.htm   (80 words)

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